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1. (WO2018125765) LIGHTING AUTOMATION NETWORK
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IN THE CLAIMS

1 . A lighting network control server, comprising:

a communication interface to receive data packets from a lighting network and to communicate with a third party automation server;

a non-transitory computer readable medium to store sub-routines and instructions to execute a protocol adapter; and

a processor communicatively coupled to the communication interface and the non-transitory computer readable medium to execute the protocol adapter to translate the data packets into a protocol that is compatible with the third party automation server and transmit the data packets that are translated to the third party automation server via the communication interface.

2. The lighting network control server of claim 1 , wherein each one of the sub-routines comprises a different add-on instruction that is downloaded onto the third party automation server to analyze the data packets for a particular application.

3. The lighting network control server of claim 1 , further comprising:

a graphical user interface to view, select, and download the sub-routines.

4. The lighting network control server of claim 1 , wherein the data packets comprise non-light related data that is collected and transmitted by at least one lighting device of the lighting network.

5. The lighting network control server of claim 4, wherein the non-light related data is from an external device.

6. The lighting network control server of claim 1 , wherein the

communication interface receives the data packets form the lighting network via a gateway.

7. The lighting network control server of claim 1 , wherein the data packets that are received are in a device control protocol (DCP) over Ethernet protocol.

8. The lighting network control server of claim 1 , wherein the protocol that is compatible with the third party automation server comprises at least one of: Ethernet/IP, BACnet/IP, ControlNet, Modbus, or ProfiNet.

9. A method, comprising:

receiving, by a processor of a lighting system control server, a non-light related data packet from a lighting network;

translating, by the processor, the non-light related data packet into a protocol compatible with a third party automation server; and

transmitting, by the processor, the non-light related data packet that has been translated to the third party automation server for analysis via a subroutine that is downloaded from the lighting system control server.

10. The method of claim 9, wherein the sub-route comprises add-on instructions that analyze the non-light related data packet that has been translated for a particular application.

1 1 . The method of claim 9, wherein the sub-routine is selected from a plurality of different sub-routines that are displayed in a graphical user interface of the lighting system control server.

12. The method of claim 9, wherein the non-light related data packet is collected and transmitted by at least one lighting device of the lighting network.

13. The method of claim 9, wherein the non-light related data packet is from an external device.

14. The method of claim 9, wherein the non-light related data packet is received in a device control protocol (DCP) over Ethernet protocol.

15. The method of claim 9, wherein the protocol compatible with the third party automation server comprises at least one of: Ethernet/IP, BACnet/IP, ControlNet, Modbus, or ProfiNet.

16. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a plurality of instructions, which when executed by a processor of a lighting system control server, cause the processor to perform operations, the operations comprising: receiving a non-light related data packet from a lighting network;

translating the non-light related data packet into a protocol compatible with a third party automation server; and

transmitting the non-light related data packet that has been translated to the third party automation server for analysis via a sub-routine that is downloaded from the lighting system control server.

17. The non-transitory computer-readable medium of claim 16, wherein the sub-route comprises add-on instructions that analyze the non-light related data packet that has been translated for a particular application.

18. The non-transitory computer-readable medium of claim 16, wherein the non-light related data packet is collected from an external device and transmitted by at least one lighting device of the lighting network.

19. The non-transitory computer-readable medium of claim 16, wherein the non-light related data packet is received in a device control protocol (DCP) over Ethernet protocol.

20. The non-transitory computer-readable medium of claim 16, wherein the protocol compatible with the third party automation server comprises at least one of: Ethernet/IP, BACnet/IP, ControlNet, Modbus, or ProfiNet.